Category Archives: Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E

The Graduates.

I decided to create this composite image using photos I’ve taken over the past year.

As you can see, the first (from last year) was created with the Nikon D850 + 105mm f/1.4.  The other two (from this year) were created with the Fuji GFX 50R + 110mm f/2.

I share the above information purely for your interest and not for the purpose of making comparisons, as there are simply too many variables in effect in each image (for example, subject’s natural skin tone, time of day, natural vs. artificial vs. mixed lighting, etc.).

Suffice it to say, both systems produce wonderful image quality, though I would give the edge to Fuji  (you cannot, however, discern that from the small-sized images I’ve posted).

With respect to weight, the Fuji also has a slight advantage:

  • Nikon D850 (1, 055 g) + 105/1.4 (985 g) = 2, 040 g.
  • Fuji GFX 50R (775 g) + 110/2 (1010 g) = 1, 785 g.

However, the Nikon is without a doubt the more versatile system.

—Peter.

Nocturnal.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Nostril to Bumper Traffic.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Natural.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Pool Girl.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Summer Night Portrait.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Peaceful.

This is an 8 second exposure with the camera braced against a rock.

—Peter.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

The Graduate, 7.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

The Graduate, 6.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

The Graduate, 3, 4, 5.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

The Graduate, 2 (film simulation).

Here’s an alternative take on The Graduate, 2, processed to simulate film.

Curious to know which version is preferred by most.

—Peter.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

The Graduate, 2.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

The Graduate.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Dance 1, 2, 3.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Sideways.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Blue.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

Edit.

I thought it would be interesting to post the same image with lens corrections (distortion and vignetting removed):

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

(distortion and vignetting corrected)

The vignetting at f/1.4 is very noticeable (the distortion is rather minimal, so you won’t see much of a difference in that respect); whether to correct the vignetting or not is of course a matter of preference.

—Peter.

Peeking.

Nikon D850 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.

The Pitcher.

Nikon D500 + Nikon 105mm f/1.4 E.